History

Ailsa Craig: Tracking Its Past, Revealing Our Future

The Ailsa Craig & District Historical Society is writing a history book of the Village of Ailsa Craig.

If you or your family ever lived in Ailsa criag, we want to hear from you! We want everyone past and present to be included in the book! It is not too late, get those submissions in!

We are including photos, histories of current families, businesses past and present as well as histories of families of the past!

There will be section on anecdotal stories, sports, leisure and recreation, music, the arts, basically if it happened in Ailsa Craig, we want to know about it!

Below, you will find a form that you can submit your history on, please just copy and paste it!

For further information, or to submit a history for the book, please send an email to walkerpfs@gmail.com with, History Book in the subject line!

Come to the website often to see any updates!

OSubmission Info

Please fill out the form and send it to the Historical Society. There are several ways to get it to us:

You can drop them off at:

Or

Type it on your computer and send it as an attachment file to northmiddlesexhs@gmail.com or walkerpfs@gmail.com you can also send scanned pictures to these addresses as well!

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this questionnaire and help to preserve the history of this great village!

Any questions or you require any assistance; please call Ron Walker @ 519-293-3694

Below you will find a sample of the kind of write up we are looking for:

196 Church St : Ron and Ann Walker built this home in 1989 and moved in with their children Stephen (1982) married to Meghan Juras in 2011; Katherine (1983) married to Brian Moerman in 2010 and Kevin (1985). Ron grew up west of Ailsa Craig and is the third son of Marg(McLachlan) & Leroy Walker and Ann grew up in Greenway and is the daughter of Fred and Isabel(Romphf) Bullock. The property was purchased from Bob Turnbull who had bought approximately 14 acres and developed it into several lots. The property had a one time been a sand and gravel pit. At one time local residents pastured cows and pigs at this location.

Ron works as a financial planner with Primerica Financial Services and Ann has a house cleaning business. They were both nurses at one time. Ron was the original organizer of the Ailsa Craig & District Historical Society and is a member of Craig Lodge. Ron & Ann lead a youth group in town for 12 years and have both been active on the Gala Days Committee.

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123 Any Street: John & Jane Doe moved to Ailsa Craig on 1996 with their two children Amy (1995) and Joe (1996), from Toronto. They purchased the home from the estate of Bill and Mary Brink. The home has had two owners, namely Fred and Jill Black and a man named Ross who built the house in 1906. John is a salesman for Uptown Cars and Jane runs a beauty parlour from the home!